Back in May and June I really enjoyed the American Made Brand Blog Tour. I'm really excited about their new line of 100% American made cotton solids. I was inspired to participate in their Farm to Fabric Challenge and ordered an assortment of their fabrics. This is the first quilt I've made that I designed in advance (on paper... I really think I might need to invest in EQ7... who's used it? who loves it?) before I created it. I did rework it a bit as I was piecing, and there might still be some things I'd change, but I'm very happy with the results. I'm such a procrastinator! It took me right up until the final hours to get it finished up and submitted. Can anyone else relate to that? I had so much fun working on this and it was killing me to not be able to share my progress along the way... but I found out on Friday that my quilt was not one of the 20 chosen for the show, so now I get to show it to you! Without further ado, I give you, Antioxidant Delight...
Antioxidant Delight (named by Marji!) measures 32" by 32" and is made entirely out of American Made Brand Solids. I pieced it with Aurifil and free motion quilted with Isacord. Colors I used: Lime (18), Olive (24), Dark Green (22), Forest (113), Periwinkle (85), Purple (27), Dark Purple (28), Dark Eggplant (46), Dark Indigo (96), Orange (36), Dark Orange (37), Dark Rust (72). It was backed with Dark Brown (16) due in large part to it being the color I had a piece large enough to back without needing to do any piecing. And a bunch of process pictures:
Thanks for looking. I'm linking up on Sew Cute Tuesday, Show and Tell Tuesday and TGIFF at Sew Fresh Quilts.
I'm linking up to Finish Along Quarter 3 Finish Party. Here is my full list of Q3 Finish Along Goals.
It's so pretty! A shame it wasn't chosen to be shown, but I'm happy that means we got to see. : )
It is just gorgeous! We should all strive for so much color on our plates everyday to stay healthy. It is an inspiration. And so appropriate the the backing is earth colored for this Farm to Fabric project. I love it when a plan comes together!
A+ in my book! Well done (and it is done. On time. Yay!)
Thanks, Marji! It feels good to be finishing some projects.
PS I am honored to have been the 'namer' for this one :-)
Bernie @ Needle and Foot
Sarah, this is gorgeous. The colors that you used a great. Good quilting pattern too. Sorry your quilt wasn't selected but how great that you put yourself out there! Will you used it as a wall hanging? So nice.
Yes, I consider it a wall hanging... but it's exactly the opposite colors of my primary colored sewing space. Not sure where it will find a wall to call home. :-)
So glad you had fun doing this quilt!! I cannot think of the term but it reminds me of when your TV cannot get the satellite signal and the images are blurred on screen and a bunch of squares are displayed. :-)
Oh, I don't know what that's called either, but I know what you mean. :-) Thanks for looking!
Mary Elizabeth Tait
Beautiful, Sarah, and well named, Marji. I think it would be an excellent teaching tool for a nutrition class.
Thank you, ME.
Wow, that's a happy-looking quilt! And it has a great name too! I am certain you can find a good place in your home to hang it up...it would even brighten up a hallway!
Maybe the upstairs hallway is the answer. :-)
Love all the solids....what fun!
Thanks. This was my first project in all solids. (I probably should have mentioned that in my post.) :-)
great quilt! I love the use of colour and that is such a funky quilting design.
Thank you, Wendy!
What a gorgeous piece, Sarah! Love the design and all that solid goodness. And the quilting is it's perfect compliment! Beautifully done!
Thank you, Lorna!